|LEWIS HAMILTON TO RACE FOR MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS FROM 2013|
|Following the signature of the commercial agreement with FOM this week by Mercedes-Benz, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton has signed a three-year agreement to race for the team from the 2013 Formula One season.
Lewis' career has been supported by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren since its earliest days. In 2000, he and Nico Rosberg were team-mates at TeamMBM.com in Formula A karting. Lewis drove with Mercedes-Benz engines during his two seasons in the Formula 3 Euroseries, winning the 2005 championship, and every one of his 104 Formula One starts so far have been powered by the three-pointed star. Lewis is one of four drivers, along with Juan Manuel Fangio, Mika Hakkinen and Jenson Button, to have won the Formula One world championship with Mercedes-Benz power. With 20 Formula One victories, he is equal with Mika Hakkinen as the most successful Mercedes-Benz Formula One driver.
The recruitment of the 2008 world champion marks the start of a new chapter for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. Lewis will replace Michael Schumacher, who has contributed significantly to the development of the Silver Arrows works team over the past three years. During this time, the team achieved the milestone of the first victory of the modern era for a works Silver Arrow, when Nico Rosberg won this year's Chinese Grand Prix, and has scored five further podium finishes to date.
In parallel, Mercedes-Benz has put in place the right technical structure and given the team in Brackley and Brixworth the tools it needs to achieve long-term, durable success in Formula One. In the near future, three-time world champion Niki Lauda will also bring his extensive experience to the role of non-executive chairman of the team's board of directors, further reinforcing the strength in depth at MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS.
|CELEBRITY SPOTTING AT THE 'MONTE' – VOLKSWAGEN AND CO. RUN THE WORLD'S FASTEST TAXI SERVICE◾Drifting through Monaco: celebs enjoy rallying up close and personal|
◾Idris Elba, Renaud Lavillenie and Jacky Ickx on board the Polo R WRC
The fastest city tour in the history of Monaco: the Rally Monte Carlo offered celebrities the opportunity to discover the city on the Côte d'Azur from the cockpit of a World Rally Car. Among those stepping into the role as co-driver for double world champion Sébastien Ogier in the Volkswagen Polo R WRC were Hollywood actors, world-class athletes and raci....
|VIC ELFORD RECEIVES RRDC'S 2015 PHIL HILL AWARDDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2015) - Vic Elford, considered one of the fastest race-car drivers of the Sixties and Seventies, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2015 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal made the presentation at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.|
The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person who the RRDC feels has rendered outsta....
|ASTON MARTIN ENTERS FULL WORKS TEAM IN DAYTONA 24 HOURSGaydon, 21 January 2015 - Aston Martin Racing's works team will contest Daytona 24 Hours this weekend (24 January) with long-standing drivers Darren Turner (GB), Stefan Mücke (DE), Pedro Lamy (PT) and Paul Dalla Lana (CA) and new-comer to the team Mathais Lauda (AT), in the Gulf-liveried V8 Vantage GTE.|
In last weekend's ROAR before 24 – the Daytona 24 Hours official test session – the team started strongly, when it's #98 Aston Martin went fastest in practice one, beating off competiti....
|F1 W06 Hybrid to be unveiled in Jerez on Sunday 1 February 20152015 Formula One World Championship challenger to be revealed before running commences on the opening day of winter testing in Jerez.|
After an intensive winter of development, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team will officially get back to work with the public unveiling of the F1 W06 Hybrid on Sunday 1 February 2015 at the Circuito de Jerez, Spain.
The next generation of Silver Arrows racing car will make its first appearance in front of assembled media on the opening day of winter ....